The Certificate in Public Diplomacy and Strategic Influence examines the many forms of relations with, and influence, over, foreign publics and opinion leaders. It covers the spectrum of instruments — cultural diplomacy, exchanges, humanitarian aid, information policy and strategic communications, psychological strategy, counter-propaganda, political action, and political warfare. Graduates equipped with this certificate are prepared for careers in many areas of diplomacy, foreign assistance, strategic communications, information support operations, and covert political action.
- IWP 631 Foreign Propaganda, Perceptions and Policy
- IWP 637 Public Diplomacy
- IWP 670 Counterterrorism through Cultural Engagement and Development
Elective Courses (Choose two)
- IWP 606 Ideas and Values in International Politics
- IWP 618 Information Operations and Information Warfare
- IWP 640 Cultural Intelligence for Strategy and Analysis
- IWP 641 Political Warfare: Past, Present and Future
- IWP 673 Human Rights and Counter-Radicalization
- IWP 678 Covert Action and National Security
- IWP 901/902 Directed Study in Public Diplomacy or in Political Warfare
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic terms, concepts, history, theories, and geography related to public diplomacy and strategic influence.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the many forms of relations with, and influence, over, foreign publics and opinion leaders, as well as the spectrum of instruments used — cultural diplomacy, exchanges, humanitarian aid, information policy and strategic communications, psychological strategy, counter-propaganda, political action, and political warfare.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to assess arguments, identify logical flaws, and obtain supporting or corrective information.
- Students will demonstrate the use of clear, effective and persuasive communications.